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Russian Federation confirms its military personnel arrived in Venezuela

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Washington and its allies support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido and recognise his claim to be acting president in defiance of Maduro. The United States has warned it "will not stand idly by" if Moscow continues to raise tensions in Venezuela after it emerged that two Russian aicraft landed in the country, one carrying around 100 troops. Read More »

Canada takes refugee who sheltered Snowden

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Those who helped get Rodel and her daughter out of Hong Kong are thrilled they are now en route to Canada but are concerned that five of the seven asylum seekers linked to Snowden - three adults and two children - have yet to be granted refugee status and were left behind. Read More »

Michael Avenatti Speaks Out After Arrest: 'I'm Scared'

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Michael Avenatti offered a preview of his defense to charges he tried to shake down Nike for $20 million-plus by saying, "People make threats all the time in connection with trying to settle a case". High-profile attorney Mark Geragos-who has represented the likes of Colin Kaepernick, Jussie Smollett, and the late singer Michael Jackson-had been named as the co-conspirator in the case. Read More »

Pauline Hanson to front media over One Nations guns scandal

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In 2001, almost five years after Martin Bryant pleaded guilty to shooting 35 people dead in the Tasmanian town, Hanson told the ABC "we do not support any conspiracy theories regarding Port Arthur or Martin Bryant , we do believe that he has been convicted of this and he's been charged over it, and that he is guilty of the offence and the crime committed at Port Arthur ". Read More »

Brexit supporter jailed for hitting Corbyn with egg in Finsbury Park

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The court heard how Murphy smacked the Labour leader in the forehead with an egg inside the Seven Sisters Road centre on March 3, which the Labour leader was attending for the annual Visit My Mosque Day. "The assault was completely unprovoked and threatening". The court heard how a male voice shouted "respect the vote", in seeming reference to Brexit , as the attack took place. Read More »

American Airlines extends 737 Max-related cancellations

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The cancellation of 49 planes doesn't in any way directly threaten this revenue stream, but it remains to be seen if this is an isolated concern or the beginning of a larger trend of cancellations from other airlines who have no use for airplanes that can not fly. Read More »

China to prosecute 'lavish spending' former Interpol chief for graft

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Meng Hongwei, 65, the first Chinese national to lead the worldwide police organisation, vanished in September during a visit home from France, where he was based, and was later accused of accepting bribes. The case has been handed over to the state prosecutor's office, and his "illegal income" has been confiscated, it added. It has not been possible to reach Mr Meng for comment since he was detained, and it was unclear if he has been allowed a lawyer. Read More »

Baby found trapped under dying mum loses fight for life

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Investigators are exploring a number of possibilities to what may have happened, including the possibility that a medical episode caused the woman to fall out of bed while she was breastfeeding. Hospital staff had checked on her earlier that day and had found no issues. Counselling and support services have been put in place for the woman's family. Read More »

No place for terrorists in ‘Naya Pakistan, says PM Imran

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While Pakistan has claimed to have taken action against terrorist groups, including taking control of Jaish-e-Mohammad's facilities, India has described the action as "cosmetic". "There's Jaish-e-Mohammad in India, the boy who blew himself up, the 19-year-old boy, was a Kashmiri-Indian boy..." "His parents said he was radicalised by some abuse by the security force. Read More »

'Go underground with me:' Barr invites Ocasio-Cortez to tour coal mine

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Some Green New Deal provisions deemed extreme - by both Republicans and moderate Democrats - include updating every building in the U.S.to meet green standards and cutting down on airplane travel in favor of high-speed rail. The outlandish image was meant to illustrate the USA winning the Cold War, Lee said, but its fictional nature served a goal: "Because this image has as much to do with overcoming communism in the 20th century as the Green New Deal has to do with overcoming climate ... Read More »

Pope pulls back from ring-kissers

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Known for his dislike of archaic, overly deferential Catholic traditions, Francis was criticised on the grounds that the so-called baciamano , or kiss of the hand, is a sign of respect to the church, not just the Pope. It's really as simple as that'. But papal biographer Austen Ivereigh defended the pope, tweeting: "He's making sure that they engage with him, not treat him like a sacred relic. Read More »

Nine driver assistance systems to become mandatory in Europe in 2022

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The European Parliament is expected to ratify the new regulations in September. The list of new mandatory safety features for cars is actually much longer, and includes some increasingly common features like lane-keeping assistance, advanced emergency braking, a built-in data recorder, drowsiness and distraction monitoring, and camera/sensors help when reversing. Read More »

Erdogan: US has no right to give Golan to Israel

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Lebanon said the move "violates all the rules of global law" and "undermines any effort to reach a just peace". "We raise our strong concerns about broader consequences of recognizing illegal annexation and also about the broader regional consequences", they said on Tuesday. Read More »

Chinese student Wanzhen Lu found safe after abduction

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Police still have not located the missing man. Speaking to media Tuesday night, Const. Andy Pattenden of York Regional Police said a resident of a home on Doe Lake Rd. The suspects forced the victim into the van and fled. Lu's friend was unharmed. Mr Lu was approached by three masked men as he walked in the auto park with a female friend shortly before 6pm. Read More »

India's Narendra Modi announces successful anti-satellite system

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As of now, only India, Russia , China and the United States have demonstrated their capability to successfully shoot down defunct satellites. India has entered its name as an elite space power. Such capabilities have raised fears of the weaponization of space and setting off a race between rival powers. Modi has hailed the national space programme as a prestige project and said that both men and women could be selected for the mission. Read More »

New Zealand attack note left at fire at California mosque

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Investigators found a note at the scene referencing the New Zealand shootings, which left 50 dead after a suspected gunman with white supremacist leanings opened fire on two Muslim places of worship. Dustin Craun, the executive director of the San Diego office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, called for increased security and police protection at Islamic institutions. Read More »

Algeria army urges removal of President

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Salah referred to Article 102 of the Algerian constitution which provides for the appointment of the parliament chairman as interim head of state, and organization of a snap election in the event that the president's health prevents him from properly executing his duties. Read More »

US Lawmakers Await Details of Mueller's Russia Report

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A person on the call described it on condition of anonymity because the session was private. "The American people have a right to the truth". She has said that Barr's offer to provide Congress with a summary of conclusions was "insufficient". Read More »

Coaches and others in college admissions scandal plead not guilty

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In a September 2016 photo, Yale's women's Head Soccer Coach Rudy Meredith gives a high five to a player after making a great play in a scrimmage, in Frankfort, Ky. That group included Gordon Ernst , a former tennis coach at Georgetown who also tutored Michelle Obama and her two daughters in the sport while working at the school. Read More »

Pentagon: Missile Defense Test Succeeds in Shootdown

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According to MDA budget documents released earlier in March, this test was to use two GBIs fitted with the newest version of the exo-atmospheric kill vehicle (EKV). The first was used to destroy the ICBM reentry vehicle. It is a type of ballistic missile, which are powered and guided toward a target but fall onto to it under gravity. Read More »

Boeing 737 Max jet makes emergency landing in Florida

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The updated software designed by Boeing uses input from two sensors on the nose of the plane, instead of one, and is created to not trigger the MCAS system repeatedly, which is believed to have pitched the Lion Air plane's nose down so sharply that the pilots' attempts to regain control were futile. Read More »

China suspends airworthiness certificate for Boeing 737 Max jet

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The system, known as MCAS, "as originally designed and explained, left little room for error", according to the report. Southwest and American Airlines are the two largest domestic owners of 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft, and are among five airlines that were flying the planes out of Orlando International Airport prior to their grounding, along with WestJet, Air Canada and Gol. Read More »

Lavrov, Pompeo discuss Venezuela, Golan Heights on phone

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While not directly referencing the planes, the State Department berated the Russian military for assisting the "illegitimate regime of Nicolas Maduro ". Venezuelan and Russian media reported that two Russian air force planes landed in the capital city of Caracas Monday, carrying a Russian defense official and almost 100 troops. Read More »

UK Parliament defies Theresa May, backs vote on Brexit alternatives

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Sammy Wilson , the DUP's parliamentary Brexit spokesman, has written that his party would not let "the PM or the remainer horde in parliament to bully us into backing a toxic Brexit deal". At the same time, senior lawmakers were due to meet government representatives to discuss May's deal and the next phase of negotiations with the European Union about a future trade deal. Read More »

MEPs vote to end summer and winter time switch in 2021

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The legislation package, which has prompted criticism from tech companies and resulted in protests in Germany , includes Article 11, dubbed the "link tax", and Article 13 , also known as " upload filter " (re-named Article 17 in the latest draft). Read More »

Flash floods kill at least 17 in southern Iran

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The semi-official Fars news agency reported on Monday that Rouhani has returned to Tehran from Iran's Qeshm Island in the Gulf, where he had been spending the Iranian new year holiday. Heavy rains outside Shiraz triggered the sudden flooding, according to Mr Koulivand. Tehran's Mehrabad Airport announced delays or cancellations of flights to the provinces. Read More »

Chinese airlines order 300 Airbus aircraft

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The consensus was reached during talks between Xi and Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris . Mr Xi kicked off his European tour last week in Italy, where it became the first developed economy to sign up to China's global Belt and Road Initiative . Read More »

Iraqi PM demands to sack Nineveh governor for deadly ferry sinking

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A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year sank in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing dozens of people, mostly women and children, officials said. In a letter to the speaker of parliament, Abdel Mahdi said there was clear evidence of "negligence and concrete failings" that merited a vote on dismissing governor Nawfel Akoub. Read More »